The first Manx Shearwater ringed of the year and the first for the newly re-accredited Skokholm Bird Observatory. Britain's first and oldest Bird Obs....and now its newest !
Linda and Rachel celebrating the island's history.
.....and of course Puffins..!
Chiffchaffs and Wheatears already having been caught and ringed in the previous days. Much more sure to come not only in the Spring but in the Autumn too.....
Take time to read the Skokholm Bird Obs Report for 2013.
Pages detailing the breeding success of seabirds, migration patterns and daily totals, complementing the photos and records of such warblers as Barred, Booted, Blyth's Reed, Greenish, Subalpine and Yellow-browed - all recorded and ringed on the island in 2013
About 40 Sand Martins recorded and c50 alba Wagtails. We managed to catch seven, 1 White and 6 Pied, though catches will increase as we enter April..
(photos Richard Brown, Skokholm Blog...or mine)